Flames acquire Akim Aliu
CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames announced today the acquisition of right winger Akim Aliu from the Winnipeg Jets organization in exchange for defenceman John Negrin.
Akiu, born in Okene, Nigeria, has four goals and one assist for five points and 12 penalty minutes in 13 games this season with the Abbotsford Heat while on loan from the Winnipeg Jets.
AKIM ALIU – RIGHT WING
BORN: Okene, Nigeria DATE: April 24, 1989
HEIGHT: 6’3’’ WEIGHT: 205 lbs.
HOW ACQUIRED: Trade with WPG in exchange for John Negrin on January 30, 2012
DRAFTED: CHI – 2nd round (56th overall) in the 2007 NHL Draft